U.C. & C.S.U.
Our aim is to provide every opportunity for students to pursue their interests and dreams. Therefore, Credo’s graduation standards meet and sometimes exceed application requirements for the University of California (U.C.) and California State University (C.S.U.) systems.
A Developmental Approach through the Grades
Educate the powers of observation through a study of polarities.
As freshmen dive into the new experiences of high school, they are also plunging into physical and hormonal changes of adolescence, and newly into the realm of abstract thinking. Students’ experiences of inner polarities provoked by these changes are reflected back to them in the carefully chosen school curriculum. For example, in physics, students study the polarity of heat and cold; in environmental science, the drama of plate tectonics; in art, black and white drawing. The objective is to train exact powers of observation and recollection so that the students can experience the steadiness of their own thinking in the often-confusing world around them.
The eight morning lessons anchoring the ninth grade are:
- One Planet Living
- History through Art
- World Geography
- Number Theory: Permutations and Combinations
- Biology: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology (lab science)
- Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (lab science)
- Physics: Thermodynamics (lab science)
- Environmental Science: Geology (lab science)
In addition, students take the following year long courses:
- World Language: Spanish or Mandarin
- Math: Algebra 1 or 2
- Physical Education and Health